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UK Weather Forecast: Chilly winds bring the risk of wintry showers for the Border region

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold overnight with brisk winds ushering in showers which will become more frequent, with some heavier bursts likely.

Over higher ground the showers could be wintry with a mix of sleet and snow. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Tuesday:

Showers will continue, perhaps with some longer spells of rain, with sleet and snow over high ground.

It will feel cold under mostly cloudy skies and in brisk easterly winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Early showers on Wednesday easing to leave a fine day with sunshine.

A risk of frost and ice early on Thursday and Friday, but often cloudy with occasional showers.

Police identify 30-year-old man who died in A5093 crash near Millom

The incident happened at around 11:35pm on Saturday at The Hill on the A5093. Credit: ITV Border

A man who died in a crash on the A5093 near Millom has been formally identified by the police.

Alan Johnston, a 30-year-old from Millom, died after his BMW crashed into another.

The incident happened at around 11:35pm on Saturday at The Hill.

Seven other people were injured at the scene. Two people were airlifted to Preston Royal Infirmary Hospital.

The other five people were treated for their injuries at Furness General Hospital in Barrow.

Anyone with information on the incident are asked to contact 101.

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Man dies in crash on A5093

The crash occurred at 11:35pm and injured 8 people. Credit: PA

Police have confirmed that a 30-year-old man has died in a crash on the A5093 at Millom.

The crash occurred at late at 11:35pm on Saturday evening. Seven other people were injured at the scene.

Two people were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries but are in a stable condition.

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information are advised to contact 101.

Public invited to have their say on Cumbria Coastal Strategy

Alonby, West Cumbrian Coast Credit: PA

Cumbria County Council are asking local businesses and residents how they think coastal flooding and erosion along the Cumbrian coastline should be managed.

A public engagement campaign will run from today until 14 December 2018, with a range of public engagement events being held around the county.

Costal erosion is a worry for local communities and businesses, and as a result the Council is working with the Environment agency to develop a strategy for future management of the coast from Arnside to the Scottish Border.

The scheme hopes to build on the North West Shoreline Management Plan which previously set out policies for each stretch of coast.

For more information visit the Cumbria County Council Website

We need a strategy so that we have a clear plan for managing coastal risks in the future. I’d strongly encourage people to take the time to get involved, read the engagement material, attend the events and have their say to make sure we fully understand and include the impacts this has on people, the local economy and the environment."

– Cllr Keith Little, Highways and Transport

Cumbria Police launch sexual abuse awareness campaign

Sexual abuse is more common at this time of year Credit: PA

Today Cumbria Police are launching a week-long campaign to shine a spotlight on sexual violence and abuse.

The campaign will ask the public to take part in social media opinion polls.

Specialist officers will be looking at the results of the poll and responding to identified area of concern.

The campaign is designed to provide information, practical advice, guidance and signposting for victims.

A different topic will be focused everyday, and will cover areas such as consent, sexting, personal safety and safer dating and supporting victims.

Cumbria police have seen reports of sexual abuse and violence increase by 39% in the past year.

This is a really important campaign, especially so this time of year when sadly, experience tells us that there is a greater chance that someone will become a victim of sexual violence. What we aim to achieve through this campaign is to ensure people have the confidence to report incidents, and let them know where they can get help.”

– Peter McCall, Cumbria Crime Commissioner
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